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WorldCanvass ReCap: Against Amnesia

March 20th, 2018
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Guests on the February 22 WorldCanvass, Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice, explored the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience.  The first event in the 2018 Provost’s Global Forum-Obermann Humanities Symposium, the show's discussions opened the virtual doors of archival cabinets and shared some of Iowa’s and our nation’s most intriguing stories and little-known history—much of which might be lost if not for the thoughtful care and preservation undertaken by unsung heroes, sometimes at great personal risk.

Media Coverage:

Press Citizen: Upcoming events celebrate archival collections that capture our past and shape our future
The Daily Iowan: Archives preserve cultural history

Audio:

Part 1: Remembering who we are

Part 2: Ethical challenges

Part 3: Animating the archive

WorldCanvass is also available on iTunes.

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